David Onama Says Fight with Nate Landwehr at UFC Columbus Is Off

Gabriel Benitez and David Onama, UFC Vegas 48
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: (R-L) David Onama of Uganda kicks Gabriel Benitez of Mexico in their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 19, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

It looks as if David Onama won’t be fighting at UFC Columbus after all.

Earlier this month, Onama (9-1) had agreed to step in on short notice to face Nate Landwehr (15-4) at the March 26, 2022 Fight Night card. Landwehr’s original opponent, Lerone Murphy, had been forced out of the bout for undisclosed reasons.

However, Onama has now revealed in a post on social media that Landwehr himself has pulled out of the fight. As a result, he’ll no longer be competing on the card.

“Unfortunately I won’t be fighting on March 26 in Columbus, Ohio anymore due to the opponent pulling out,” Onama wrote. “I will be back in action around May/June see you all then! Thanks everyone for the continued support.”

Onama fought last month at UFC Vegas 48, where he picked up a TKO victory against Gabriel Benitez, securing his first win inside the octagon in the process. Onama is 1-1 in his two UFC fights to date.

Set to take place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on March 26, UFC Columbus now moves forward with the following fights attached:

  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Chris Daukaus
  • Joanne Wood vs. Alexa Grasso
  • Askar Askarov vs. Kai Kara-France
  • Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Alexey Oleynik
  • Jennifer Maia vs. Manon Fiorot
  • Neil Magny vs. Max Griffin
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Viacheslav Borschev
  • Tucker Lutz vs. Seung Woo Choi
  • Sara McMann vs. Karol Rosa
  • Chris Gutiérrez vs. Danaa Batgerel
  • Matheus Nicolau vs. David Dvořák
  • Luis Saldaña vs. Bruno Souza
  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Denis Tiuliulin